Caste

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The caste system is a system in India that was once mainly used by Hindus. It started as a job system. It later became a social class system. There are four castes in this system.

  • Brahmin - priests
  • Kshatriya - warrior, ruler, politician, administrative worker
  • Vaishya - trader, merchant, farmer
  • Shudra - peasant, servant
  • "Untouchables", or dalits - came much later after the other four groups and consisted of people who swept ashes after cremations or who tanned animals' skins.

There is also caste in other countries.